Heightened specificity means lots of amazing clubs.
By Ted Johnson
WE HAVE MOVED past the days when a driver we saw during a PGA TOUR broadcast could, with a different shaft and an adjustment on the hosel, fit you and I. Today, club manufacturers are learning more through data gathered not only from golf’s elite, but high-handicap amateurs and all player types in between. The result is more options to fit players, and thus a marketplace flooded with high quality choices.
The products listed in this year’s Gear Guide open the door to a better golf experience. Amazing products that, with some time spent on a launch monitor, can be fitted to maximize performance for your swing and most common playing conditions.
Don’t be intimidated by Callaway offering two wedge designs—with a combined 31 options and six sole grinds. Irons now have multi-material heads and interior weighting that rival the technology we’ve come to associate with drivers. The same goes for fairway woods and hybrids. The one club we all use most—the putter can, in some models, have any head, head weight and neck you can imagine. It’s all aimed at getting the right clubs for you.
So, venture in with great curiosity. The goal here is to provide some motivation to take the time and learn about new designs that could, through a fitting session, reveal what club or clubs matches your swing and, in turn, increase your knowledge of your game. The result will be more joy, satisfaction and smiles at the end of the round.
WEDGES | PUTTERS | GOLF BALLS | ACCESSORIES
This article was also featured in the April Issue of Colorado AvidGolfer.